Madhubala’s family lives in the slums of Vellore. Many years after her marriage, Madhubala was delighted to learn she was pregnant. She went for regular antenatal checkups to CMC Hospital’s Low Cost Effective Care Unit (LCECU).
In the 7th month of her pregnancy, her doctors gave her the terrible news that her baby was not growing. Madhubala had pregnancy-induced hypertension and severe anemia; her life was at risk. “We desperately wanted to save both mother and baby. Madhubala was admitted in CMC Hospital for an emergency operation. The doctors saved her life, but her premature baby weighed only 700 grams. We did not know if this tiny baby would survive,” recounts her doctor.
CMC’s Neonatology team stepped in, caring for the infant in the Nursery for 2 months. Madhubala’s family could only afford a fraction of the operation and newborn care costs. CMC’s charity scheme for deserving disadvantaged patients covered the rest.
Madhubala and her baby are safely back home now. The LCECU team visits them regularly.“My baby is healthy and growing big!” smiles Madhubala, “Our family is blessed to have the care of people like you and CMC.”
In this Christmas season, Madhubala’s story reminds us of another little baby, born in Bethlehem two thousand years ago. The birth of Jesus Christ reminds us that each one of us is special and worth saving.
Your contribution can save the life of a young mother and her baby. Donate to CMC today and share the Christmas miracle with a family in need!
Wishes for a blessed Christmas,
Development Office, CMC Vellore
PS. Click here to read more about CMC’s Low Cost Effective Care Unit which provides health care to poor urban communities